Last Updated: December 21, 2017, 3:47 pm

Zion Wildlife To Be Featured At Dixie Forum


Dixie State College’s weekly noontime “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” forum will introduce you to the wild inhabitants of the canyons inside Zion National Park, as presented by local canyoneer Tom Jones on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at noon, in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSC campus. Admission is free for all community members, DSC students, and faculty and staff.

Jones will share and discuss the different species of wildlife he has found in his presentation entitled “Besides Frogs, What are in those Canyons Anyway?” He has served as a guide at Zion National Park and taught canyoneering courses with Zion Adventure Company since 2007. Jones has also authored a book, “Zion: Canyoneering,” which serves as a guide to 49 adventures in and around Zion National Park, and is a regular contributor on the website “”

The Dixie Forum will continue each Tuesday through the rest of the fall semester. Upcoming guest speakers include Chris Perish of the Peregrin Fund, who will share his findings on the “Current Status of the Reintroduced Condor in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona” on Oct. 11, and a presentation by the current Utah Poet Laureate David Lee on Oct. 18.
For further information on DSC’s Dixie Forum series, please contact DSC Forum advisor Professor Marius van der Merwe at or at . 


The remainder of the fall Dixie Forum schedule will be as follows, all forums will be Tuesdays at noon in the Dunford Auditorium:
Oct. 11            Chris Perish – Peregrin Fund; “Current Status of the Reintroduced Condor in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona”
Oct. 18            Utah Poet Laureate David Lee
Oct. 25            Diversity Month Presentation
Nov. 1             DSC History Professor Dr. Joel Lewis – “The Dangers of Silence and Historic Violence”
Nov. 8             Filmmaker John Barbour – The Making of “The Garrison Tapes”
Nov. 15           No Forum (DSC Career Day)
Nov. 22           DSC Communication Professor Dr. Dennis Wignall – “Pictographs and Petroglyphs of Southwestern Utah”
Nov. 29           Outdoor recreation specialist and author Todd Goss